Good News Israel presents Bon Jovi to rock Israel; Art Garfunkel serenades Tel Aviv and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT
Israel’s fast-moving mandolin player
The hectic May itinerary for Israel’s mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital included concerts in California, several German cities, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Salisbury (UK) and Lancut (Poland). In 2010 he was the first-ever solo mandolin player to be nominated for a Grammy award.
Welcome back Engelbert Humperdinck
British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck performed another sell-out concert in Tel Aviv. He sang all the old favorites, from “Love Story” to “The Last Waltz”.
“I’m on your side, Tel Aviv, when times get rough.”
Legendary singer Art Garfunkel made a unique addition to Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water” as he woo’d the Bloomfield Stadium audience with his ephemeral voice. When he put on a kippa to bless the event, it was as if “Heaven holds a place”.
Bon Jovi is coming to Israel
Bon Jovi, one of the most successful bands to ever emerge from the US, is to perform in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, on October 3. It will be Bon Jovi’s first performance in the Jewish State.
“And there was light”
Some memorable moments from Jacob Richman’s visit to see Jerusalem’s Festival of light.
Israeli wins $475,007 world poker prize
Idan Raviv, 24, of Holon, finished first in a 2015 World Series of Poker tournament at the Rio casino in Las Vegas. Raviv, an IT professional, defeated a field of 1,650 to take the $457,007 top prize in the $1,500 buy-in event.
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